What Are the Causes of Cherry Angiomas?

Hello..I am 20 years old and I have got a red mole on my face..I guess it is a cherry angioma..What are the causes of cherry angiomas and how to stop their development?

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Red mole - see your dermatologist!

Hi, sabsoob.  If you have a red spot or mole on your face, I would highly recommend that you get an evaluation by a board-certified dermatologist in order to confirm the diagnosis.  While the most common diagnosis would be an angioma, there is a possibility that your spot could be a type of nevus called a Spitz nevus, a normal mole that has been irritated, or even a skin cancer (such as an amelanotic melanoma).  If your spot is indeed confirmed to be a cherry angioma, laser treatments are the most effective way to treat these lesions.  PDL (pulsed-dye laser, or V-beam) and/or Nd:YAG lasers can be effective.  Some dermatologists will perform electrodessication as well.  Best of luck!


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Red mole

I would highly recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for an evaluation prior to doing any treatment. 

Sam Naficy, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Treatment of cherry angiomas and moles on the face and body

There is no known reason one develops cherry angiomas, but fortunately they are completely benign.  Most cherry angiomas look like tiny blood vessels underneath the skin.

 

I use the pulsed dye laser to treat the cherry angiomas on the face and body. 

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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